The Art of Sculpture
Emerging and established artists are invited to submit works in any medium for Quay Arts’ biennial OPEN Exhibition 2023: ‘The Art of Sculpture’
Every two years, Quay Arts invites artists from across the UK to submit works in any medium to be considered for inclusion in a themed OPEN Exhibition. This is part of Quay Arts’ work to provide a platform for artists and discover new talent.
OPEN 2023 Brief:
The theme for this year’s exhibition is ‘The Art of Sculpture’
The theme of sculpture has a wide-ranging application within this brief and includes artworks that have a special focus on form, mass and space as well as materials, concepts and techniques. Artworks may be free-standing, mounted, or installations, including site specific arrangements. Any size artwork may be submitted within the limitations of size and access to the gallery which is on the first floor (please see guidelines and floor plan below).
The resulting exhibition will showcase a strong and varied selection of contemporary and traditional works and explore the interplay of forms within the gallery setting.
One artist will be selected (by a judging panel) from the 2023 OPEN for a solo exhibition at Quay Arts in the West Gallery in 2024 / 25. A second artist will be selected for a solo exhibition at Quay Arts Clayden Gallery in 2024.
Paul Woods, Open 2021 Winner; Eugene Dugan-Brause, Ian Whitmore and Hannah George, Quay Arts Arts team; Guest judge – TBA
To apply: Please read the guidelines below. Entrants must be 18 years or over.
Two stage application process –
1 Fill out and return the application form below to firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Click on the payment button and submit your payment. (£30 fee for up to 3 artworks)
BRIEF & GUIDELINES
West Gallery Floorplan
For alternative methods of application or for specific access needs please refer to the guidelines or email email@example.com
Application form & Payment
Thank you for taking the time to apply! Your application fee supports costs incurred by Quay Arts associated with the selection, curation, installation and marketing of our OPEN exhibitions. Our galleries are open 7 days a week and always free to enter.